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Algona, Iowa
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THE REPUBLICAN. WAttft A HAI^OCK, PnWliher./ ALGONA, : : j IOWK Epitome of the Week, INTERESTING NEWS COMPILATION. CONGRESSIONAL. THE Senate discussed tho conference report on the tariff bill on the 89th ult., but no action Was taken. The conference report on the de flciency bill ($6,668,258) was agreed to. A bill was Introduced to provide for the payment of Arrears of pensions on applications filed since July 1, 1880.... In the House the conference report on the deficiency bill was agreed to. Bills Tvere passed extending for one year the time for the payment by settlers on public lands in cases of drought, and to prevent the desecration of the United States flag by the printing thereupon of any painting or advertisement. THE Senate agreed to the conference report «n the tariff bill on the 30th alt. by a vote of 33 to 37....In the House a joint resolution was passed appropriating $10,000 to enable the Postmaster-General to test at small towns and villages the system of free delivery. The Senate bill was passed establishing a customs collection district in the States of North and South Dakota. IN the Senate on the 1st the tariff bill, enrolled, was received from the House with the Speaker's signature, and It was Immediately signed by the Vice-President and sent to the President. Mr. Mortorithen thanked the Senators for their uniform kindness to him and declared the Senate adjourned sine die ... In the House the resignation of James L. Wheat as .postmaster of the House was received and accepted. A Senate concurrent resolution was agreed to requesting the President to enter Into negotiations with the governments of Great Britain and Mexico for the prevention of the entry of Chinese laborers into the United .States. Speaker Reed then declared the first session of the Fifty-first Congress adjourned without day. i DOMESTIC. ; A PECULIAR ailment has caused an involuntary fast of 182 days on the part of ;Mrs. Adam "VVuchter. of Whitehall, Pa. j J£t was said that during the time speci- .fled not a morsel of food nor a drop of |water had passed her lips. 1 PitKsrDENT HARRISON has approved :the river and harbor bill and the act to ;divide the State of Iowa into two judi- ;cial districts. | THE Indiana Supreme Court has de- ,cided that carrying persons to and from [picnic parties on the Sabbath is not a iwork of necessity or charity within the meaning of the statute, and is therefore .illegal. ! AIITIIUII H. YVii/LiAMs, a prominent .Philadelphia architect, and his wife ;were killed by the cars atCamden, N. J. AT Crawford, Neb., five large business buildings were destroyed by an incen. diary fire. AT Boston Eaphael & Lewenburg, clothing merchants, made an assignment, with liabilities estimated at $175,000. JEAN PAUL SOQUET, who murdered his three wives, his son and a man, escaped from the Wisconsin State prison, where he was serving a life sentence. AT the National Prison Congress in Cincinnati R. B. Hayes, of Ohio, was reelected president. THE Agawan, a famous summer hotel .. on Lake George, New York, has been destroyed by fire. TEN business blocks at Ilion, N. Y., were burned to the ground, and seven others severely damaged by fire. Aw appeal has been issued by the American committee for the relief of famine sufferers in Ireland. AN explosion of gas in the Stirling colliery at Shamokin, Pa., seriously injured eight miners and ten others were slightly hurt. THE recent New York Central strike cost the company between $500,000 and $600,000. IN a quarrel over money matters at Lowell, Mass., John Q. Nichols fatally shot his sister, Mrs. Ida Cunningham, and then sent two fatal bullets into bin own head. IN a fit of jealousy George J. Jones, Jiving near Athens, O., shot and killed ,his wife and a little babe in her arms. ' THE entire business portion of Oneonta, Tenn., was destroyed by fire. A COMMITTEE report was submitted to ,the Mississippi constitutional conven- ,'tion in session at Jackson in favor of .asking Congress to repeal the fifteenth amendment to the Federal constitution. THE Western Association base-ball .season closed on the 30th ult, the Kansas City club winning the pennant, jwith Minneapolis second and Milwaukee 'third. THE Census Bureau gives the popula- jtion of the city of Detroit, Mich., at .205,669, an iucrease of 80,329 in the past , decade. i M. H. JUSTUS, of Oakland City, Ind., was bunkoed out of $6,000 af.Evansville, Ind. THE Census Bureau gives the population of the State of Georgia at 1,834,866; increase in the past ten years, 292,i!86. ' CHAULES A. BENSON, the alleged mur- ,derer of Mrs. Mettman at Leavenworth, Kan., last March, who was literally cut !to pieces, has been arrested in Camden, 'N. J. ' THE mail on the stage line between Eureka Springs and Harrison, Ark., was jrobbed by two masked men and every Jtbing stolen and carried off. i ' THE steamer Wyoming arrived in iNew York with 180 mormon proselytes, .forty of whom were young girls. There were also four Mormon elders. ; ALCVON, a 3-year-old stallion owned •by Dr. John Wilbur, of Palmer, Mass., and valued at $10,000, was burned to death in a barn near Iowa City, la. CHAKI.ES MC-ELVAINE, convicted of the murder of Christian W. Luca, a grocer, was sentenced at Brooklyn, N. Y., to death by electricity in Sing Sing prison during the week beginning the 17tb of November next. THE Supreme Court of Minnesota has decided that upper berths of sleeping cars unsold to occupants must remain closed. SEVEN men were injured, one fatally, by a collision between a gravel and freight train near Bangor, Me. THOMAS O'Coxsou, who had served twelve years on a life sentence in the KtUlwater (Minn.) penitentiary for kill- iflg his nephew, has been pardoned on <jGnditio» that be leave the State for- Iron and Steel Institute was opened At N6w York <jfl the 1st with ftn afldress, of welcome.'by Mr. Andrew Carnegie. Delegates were present from all orer the world. JAMES HERTIINGTON, a pettifogging lawyer, was taken from jail at Bakers- Tllle, Cal., by masked men and given a coat of tar and feathers. Turn statement of the public debt issued on the 1st showed the total debt to be $1,650,609,569; cash in tho treasury, $679;60G,486f debt less cash in treasury, $870,9'!'8,132v Decrease during September, $4,582,908. Decrease since June 30, l«to, $26,494,818. PRESIDENT HARRISON on the 1st signed tho tariff bill. WHILE driving across the railroad track at Maskinonge, Que., Mrs. Dostaler, Mrs. Piche and Mrs. Heroux were struck by an engine and killed. THREE counterfeiters who had been flooding Michigan with bogus silver dollars have been captured at North Lansing. THOUSANDS of acres of timber, grain and buildings have been destroyed by prairie flres in the vicinity of the Black Hills in South Dakota. THE New York Central railway has declared open War against the Knights of Labor. ERNEST HUMPHREYS (colored) was taken from jail at Princeton, Ky., and lynched for the murder of Dicy Miller. J. J. MITCHELL mistook his brother for a catamount while in a tree near Guthrie, O. T., and shot him dead. THE Oklahoma Legislature has passed a bill locating the permanent capital at Oklahoma City. J; K. GARDNER, a lumber dealer of Ridge way» Pa., was jostled_by several man in a train near Pittsburgh, Pa., and when he reached that city found that he had been robbed of a pocket-book containing $10,000. AT New Albany, Ind., two young men, Louis Griggs and John Carroll, stabbed each other to death over a slight quarrel. AMONG the Mormon immigrants who recently arrived in New York was an Englishwoman who had deserted her husband to become the sixteenth wife of a saint. THE Whits Star steamship Teutonic and the City of New York, of the Inman line, started from New York on the 2d on their fourth race across the ocean. CHARLIE MAHON at Columbus, Miss., was mistaken for a burglar by Harry Calhoun, one of his best friends, and shot dead. Two MEN entered an express car on the Cincinnati, Sandusky & Cleveland railway near Urbana, O., tied the messenger, took eleven money packages and escaped. AT a meeting of the National Civil- Service Reform League in Boston George William Curtis was re-elected president. IN the ten months' session of the last Congress President Harrison sent to the Senate 3,837 nominations, of which all but twelve were confirmed. AT East Liverpool. O., Teemer defeated Hanlan in a one-mile sculling race for a purse of Si,000. A COMMITTEE reached Denver, Col., to solicit aid for settlers in the eastern part of the State. Crops there were a total failure, and many families lacked the necessaries of life. NEAR Saratoga, N. Y., James Denton, a rich farmer aged 55 years, shot his wife dead and then killed himself. He was temporarily insane. A MAN known as T. J. Henderson died at the house of a Mrs. Pannell, near Birmingham, Ala. On his death-bed ho confessed to her that he was Charles William Quantrell, the famous Missouri outlaw, who was supposed to have been killed in a fight with Federal soldiers in Kentucky near the close of the war. THE Census Bureau announces the total population of the State of New Hampshire to be 375,827; increase, 23,830. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL ISAAC W. HAMMOND, State Historian for New Hampshire, died in Boston, aged 59 years. MRS. MARY HAWN, one of the oldest and best-known pioneer women of Northern Indiana, died near Rochester, Ind., aged 94 years. PRESIDENT HARRISON has appointed John N. Irwin, of Iowa, as Governor of Arizona, and Smith A. Whitfield, of Ohio, as First Assistant Postmaster- General. MRS. ANNIE GII.BOY died of old age at her homo in New York on tho 80th ult. She was born in Fermanagh, Ireland, in 1783. THE nominations for Congress on the 30th ult. were: Ohio, Fifth district, Lewis K. Straup (Rep.); Seventeenth, C. L. Poorman (Rep.) Tennessee, Tenth district, Josiah Patterson (Dem.). Wisconsin, Fourth district, Robert C. Spencer (Rep.). Kentucky, Tenth district, R. C. Hill (Rep.). Virginia, Second district. George R. Bowden (Rep.) renominated; C. W. Murdaugh (Rep.). Missouri, Eighth district, Frank M. Sterrett (Rep.). Maryland, Second district. John E. Wilson (Rep.). Massa- shusetts, Second district, Elijah A. Morse (Rep.) reaominated; Third, John F. Andrews (Dem.) renominated; Seventh, William Cogswell (Rep.) re- nominated. New York, Twentieth district, A. B. Baucus (Dem.); Twenty- fourth, Frank P. Arnold (Rep.); Thirty- second, B. H. Williams (Rep.). Connecticut, First district, Lewis Sperry (Dem.) THE President has nominated George S. Batcheller, of New York, Minister Resident and Consul-General to Portugal. IN the Idaho election on the 30th ult. the Republicans elected the entire State ticket headed by George L. rihoup for Governor. FREDERICK BILLINGS, ex-president of the Northern Pacific railroad, died at his home in Woodstock, Vt., aged 67 years. AT the State election in Georgia oa the 1st the Democrats elected their entire ticket, headed by William J. Northern, for Governor, without opposition. The constitution was also amended, authorizing the Legislature to pension the widows of Confederate veterans provided they hav» nomination 1 ^ wade on the isfc as follows! Ma setts, Fourth district, Joseph fit; (Dem.) renominated; Sixth;: Cabot Lodge (Rep.) reriotninatetl; Eighth, F. T. Greenhalge (Rep.) re- nominated; Tenth, C. B. Pratt (Dem.)j Twelfth, John a Crosby (pem.)«, John Bascom (P,ro.), New York, Twenty- fourth district, Frank B. Arnold (Rep.)Thirty-second, B. H. Williams (Rep.). Rhode Island, First district, 0. Lap* ,ham (Dem.); H. H. Richardson (Pro.)} Second, Charles H. Page (Dem.); John S. Tupp (Pro.). Kentucky, Sixth district, Wedon O'Neil (Rep.) Ohio, Fourth district, M. K. Gautze (Dem.); Seventh, William E. Haynes (Dem.) renominated. Michigan, First district, John L. Chipman (Dem.). Arkansas, Second district, Isham P. Langley (Union Labor) indorsed by the Republicans. CONGRESSIONAL nominations were made on the 2d as follows: Massachusetts, Eleventh district, T. G. Spaulding (Rep.). New York, Fifteenth district, Henry Bacon (Dem.); Twenty- sixth, George W. Ray (Rep.). Pennsylvania, Eighth district, William Mutchler (Dem.) renominated. Indiana, Third district, W. J. Durham (Rep.). Kentucky, Tenth district, R. C. Hill (Rep.); Louisiana, Second district, Matthew D. Logan (Dem.); Fourth, T. J. Guice (Farmers' Alliance). California, Fourth district, John T. Cutting (Rep.). Ohio, Eighth district, W. N. Liken (Farmers' Alliance). Ex-GOVERN OR PHILIP FRANCIS THOMAS, of Maryland, who was Secretary of the Treasury under President Buchanan, died at Baltimore, aged 80 years. GEORGE W. EBBERTS, the great trapper and scout who was the first to bring Oregon into notice, died at Portland, aged 80 years. FOREIGN. THE Chinese Government proposes to send its fleet of war vessels, now entirely under command of Chinese officers, across the Pacific on a visit to the United States ports. AT Woodstock, Ont., J. R. Birch all was found guilty of the murder of F. C. Benwell on February 17 last and sentenced to be hanged on November 14 next. . DISPATCHES from Senegal say that Chief Almadon besieged Kamakari, but was finally repulsed by the French, who dispersed the chief's army and killed 380 of his men. THE town of Druja, a place of 4,000 inhabitants in the Government of Vilna, Russia, has been destroyed by firt> and several persons perished in the flames. THE Hiupodrome in Bordeaux, France, was destroyed by fire, causing a loss of t)25,000 francs. GENERAL LORD WOLSELEY has assumed command of the troops in Ireland. IN the City of Mexico the sergeant and corporal who were sentenced to death for murdering the commander of the custom-house guard were shot in view of the whole garrison. JEANBAPTISTE KABR, the well-known French author, died in Paris. THE death of ansgress whose age was 125 years is reported from Antonio De Los Barios, Cuba. A STORM in Germany did great damage to property in Berlin and Hamburg, and in the latter city five persons were drowned. A FIRE at Sydney, N. S. W., destroyed the buildings of the City Bank, the Athenaeum Club and many others. Loss, £1,500,000; insurance, £750,000. OFFICIAL statistics show that there were 1,814 fresh cases of cholera in Spain during September and 950 deaths. Since the outbreak of the epidemic there have been 4,870 cases and 2,516 deaths. "LATER NEWS; THE business failures in the United States during the seven days ended on the 3d numbered 197, against 219 the preceding week and 206 the corresponding week last year. GEORGE BANCROFT, the historian, celebrated his 90th anniversary on the 3d at his home in Newport, R. I. SAMUEL ECK'S three little children were fatally burned at Topton, Pa. They were locked in the house during their mother's absence, and the building took fire. MICHAEL MORIARITY, 10 years ojd, died of hydrophobia at Indianapolis, Ind., after suffering convulsions for three days. AT Cbewalla, Tenn., five men were instantly killed by the explosion of a saw-mill boiler. GENERAL business throughout the country is reported in a highly prosperous condition by a New York commercial agency, a special feature being freedom from unhealthy excitement resulting from speculation. DURING the first nine months of 1890 there have been 3,782 miles of new roads added to the railway mileage of the United States. IN New Vork the grand jury indicted the board of walking delegates of the building trades which ordered the brick boycott last July. AT Marlboro, Mass., two children of Nelson Dion, aged 7 and 4 years respectively, were burned to death by the explosion of a lamp. MRS. JAMES CALEY died at her home at Easton, Conn., at the age of 110 years. W. I. MARTIN, aged 32 years, was hanged at Raleigh Court-House, Md., for the murder of his wife. IT is announced that when Congress reassembles Postmaster-General Wanamaker will advocate the reduction of letter postage to one cent THE Ottumwa (la.) base-ball club has won the pennant in the Illinois and Iowa League, MRS. EI.LIS JOLLIE, of Chicago, found in Providence, R. I., a daughter for whom she had been searchirg eighteen years. THE Count of Paris, the Duke of Orleans and other French dignitaries have arrived in New York. ASSISTANT SECRETARY GRANT, of the War Department, has written to Secretary Butterworth, of the World's Columbian Exposition, authorizing in the Government's name every use and enlargement of the Lake Front requested by the management, thus confirming absolutely tJuo dual site of tbe exposition. FOR PURitY IN POklflGS. Resolutions Adopted by tho ClvH-scrvlnn Reform Lertgac In Session ftt riostbft. BOSTON, Oct. 8.— .The business meeting Of the National Civil-Service Ro(form League was called to order Thursday morning. There was a fair attend* anoe of members and a few spectators. George William Curtis was unanimously chosen president for the ensuing year. The secretary read a paper by E. M. Shepard, of Brooklyn, on "Examination in Character Essential to a Complete Com* potion." Charles J. Bonaparte, of Baltimore, president of the Civil-Service Reform League, read 'a paper on "The Relation of Civil-Service Reform to Other Reforms." Resolutions were adopted congratulating the country that the attempt to nullify the reform law during the present session of Congress was defeated in the House; that the law was defended by distinguished members of both political parties, and that the leader of the majority of the Honse declared his party was pledged to nothing more than to civil-service reform, which was truly sustained by the best opinion of both parties, Republicans and Democrats alike. The resolutions continue: "Tho league recognizes the fact that 38,000 places in the public service are now filled upon fair and free competition by merit alone, while Commissioner Roosevelt gives assurances that 93 per cent, of tho clerks so appointed under the late administration have been retained. It recalls with satisfaction the action of .the Attorney-General sustaining tho Civil-Service Commission; the revocation of appointments made In defiance of reform law and the Indictment of persons for re- •ceiving political contributions. It commends the explanation of the Civil-Service Commision before the House investigating committee, and congratulates the country upon the choice ot Civil-Service Commissioners of the present Administration. "Whilst according to the National Administration the greatest credit for whatever advancement may have been made in the application of civil service reform to the conduct of public business, it is nevertheless our duty to remind the country of the pledges made by the successful party at the last Presidential election and to note how far these pledges have been kept. The pledges of the Administration were: First, that reform of the civil service already auspiciously begun should be completed by the further extension of the reform system to all grades of the service; that the spirit und purpose of reform should be observed in all executive departments; that all laws at variance with the subject of existing reform legislation should be repealed. These pledges have been disregarded. The reform system has not been extended. Not only have not the spirit and purpose of reform been observed in all executive departments, but they have been often violated. The laws at variance with reform legislation have not been repealed, nor has there been any proposition for repeal. Against this practical contempt of pledges the league records its unqualified protest. "The removal of postmasters for no other causes than their political opinions or party affiliations resulting in a partisan devastation of an important branch of the public service is a breach of faith with the country and a grave offense against our politics and the interest of an efficient public service. The league holds that the important duty of taking the census should have been committed to officers selected because of their fitness, and with no regard to political or partisan considerations. " While holding that the power of removal should be vested in appointing officers subject only to a sound discretion, the league also holds that no opportunities for changes in public service, which is not political, for reasons par- 1 tisan, should be permitted. It therefore urges jail friends of reform to press upon public attention and on Congress the repeal of the laws prescribing fixed terms of office, which were designed to facilitate changes without the odium of express and positive removal." The evening was devoted to a banquet. Short informal speeches on phases of the work wore the feature. Mr. Curtis presided. After the banquet the convention closed. The next meeting will be held at Buffalo, N. Y. VAST TRACTS SWEPT BY FIRE. Thousanclg of Acres of Timber, Grain and Buildings Burned Over In Dakota. RAPID CITY, S. D., Oct. 3.— Widespread forest fires are still devastating- timber lands in the southern hills. Miners an.d ranchmen in the Etta Mine district have fought for four days to save their homes. For nine miles along the Battle river the pine forests are entirely destroyed. The Harney City bridge and the shaft, sheds and timbering of the Cross Tin mine and the buildings of several other mines in the vicinity have been destroyed. Timber about Hill City i^s reported on fire. Fires are also raging in the northern hills. The damage to timber is almost incalculable. Factories on the outskirts of Deadwood narrowly escaped destruction Monday. PIPESTONE, Minn., Oct. 8.— A terrible prairie fire raged north of here Tuesday evening and burned every thing in its path. Senator Brown is one of the sufferers, having lost his handsome tree claim. Thousands of bushels of grain and hundreds of tons of hay were consumed. The loss can not be estimated, but will be very heavy. DICKINSON, N. D.. Oct. 8.— Terrific prairie fires are raging east and south of here. Near Gladstone there has been a great loss. At North Richardson a party is forming to guard the town. Several farmers west of here lost all their crops. The loss will bo hard on small stockmen. Itoth Are Dead. LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct; a. — At New Albany, Ind.. William Carroll, aged 19, twitted Louis Griggs, aged 31, about being a cripple. The latter drew a barlow knife and stabbed Carroll twice, leaving the knife sticking in i Carroll's body. In a moment Carroll arose, ran across the street after Griggs and drawing the knife from tho wound plunged it into Griggs' abdomen and immediately fell dead. Griggs also died in a few moments. To Travel Aiuoug WASHINGTON, Oct 3.— The President has appointed Messrs. Will Cumback, of Indiana; George P. Kinkead, of Kentucky, and Charles D. Drake, of the District of Columbia, a commission to visit the Puyallup Indian reservation, in the State of Washington, and investigate and report, as prescribed by the act of Congress approved August 18, 18»0. _ . __ New Hampshire'* roj»ulution. WASIUSOTON, Oct. 3. ~ Tbe Bureau announces the total po of the State of New Hampshire to 875.8S7; increase, 83,83* WAtt . fh« New York Central Announces thai It ftbjetit* to lt» tettipioyeg BeinK ttnlghta of tftbrif. NEW YORK, Oct. S-^hird vice-ftesi* dent Webb, of tho New Vork Central failroad, has issued a circular, which has been sent to the heads of the various departments, ftnnottiicing that tho road objects to Its eftt- ployes being Knights of Labor. Officials arc requested to call the attention of employes to tho Circular, The doou-' Went states that the recent strike, the acts of lawlessness committed in connection therewith, the published correspondence be« twoon the loaders of the organization that ordered It, and the fact that many men now seeking re-employment state that they quit work from fear of personal violence and did not dare to resume work for the same reason, force the management of the company to this decision, being satisfied that membership in this particular organization is inconsistent with faithful and efficient service to tho company, and is likely at any time to prevent it from properly discharging its duties to the public. General Superintendent Voorhees said that the circular means precisely what it says. Knights must either give up their membership in the order or leave the road. Vice-President Webb said Thursday afternoon: Wo think we have done a wise thing in taking this step. In the past we have always admitted that we have had no objection to our men joining labor organizations, but tho developments made during the recent strike have led us to decide that if our men were allowed to be members of the particular orpanl cation known as the Knights of Labor the re suit would be detrimental to our road and the public. Our action is in no sense an attack on labor, and we do not anticipate that any trouble will follow the issue of our circular." President Samuel Gompors, of the American Federation of Labor, said that Mr. Webb was a fool and that "whom the gods wished to destroy they first mado mad." Mr. Webb's success in the strike had intoxicated him. The circular was cowardly, as it attacked a fallen foo. SCIIANTON, Pa., Oct. 3.—"Will tho order of the Knights of Labor resent this position of tho Central road in any way?" was asked of Mr. Powderly. "Most assuredly wo will. I shall esteem it ray duty," said Mr. Powdor- ly emphatically, "to call upon tho members of our order at once to notify their friends that there are hotter roads to ride over than tho Now York Central. Wo will go farther than that. We shall call upon business men, shippers of goods and others doing business with that company and request them to direct their patronage into other channels." TRAIN-ROBBERS IN OHIO. IRELAND IN OJRB NfefiD. Bandits PillHge an Express-Car in True Wcmtern Style — Bnrliijj Crime Near Urbanu—Mpssonjjcr S<Mi<l<ler Hound aa<I Uaeged and ihu Safo Hmptied. SANDUSKY, O., Oct. 3.—After the express north on the Cincinnati, iSan- dusky & Cleveland railway loft Urbana. Thursday morning at 2 o'clock, two men, who had boarded tho train between the express and the baggage cars, entered the express car where Messenger Scudder of tho Adams Express Company was arranging his way-bills. One held a revolver at Scudder's head and the other took a rope from his pocket and securely tied Scudder's hands and feet and throw him on the floor, face down. They demanded the key of the safe, threatening to shoot him if he did not not tell them where it was. Scudder told them where to find the key. They opened tho safe and took eleven packages of money. Scudder is unable to state tho amount. One package contained $300 and the others smaller amounts. V/hon the train reached Beliefontaine, O., the robbers left the car and boarded a southbound freight. Two men were arrested at Bellofontaine on suspicion. Scudder succeeded in freeing himself after tho robbers loft the car! Mr. L. C. Woier, manager of the Adams Express Company, says that nothing will be known of how much money was. obtained in tho robbery of the express messenger near Urbana until to-day, when there •will be a casting up of accounts. It is also known that he lost his own salary, which he received before he left here. COLUMIIUS, O., Oct 3.—Superintendent Bimplo, of the Adams Express Company, left here Thursday for Urbana to investigate the robbery. He states that the loss to his company does not exceed $500. HE ABUSED THE SULTAN. A German's Hagty Language the Cause of the Vitu Alaisucre. ZANZIBAR, Oct 3.—Particulars of the recent massacre of Germans by natives of Vitu have just been received. Four men were killed outside of the gate of Vitu and three others after a pursuit of several miles. Kuntzel was the last to bo killed. Menschel was wounded, but escaped owing to the concealmentaf- forded him by some long grass. The murderers then proceeded to Kuntzel's camp and killed Horn, who had been left in charge, destroyed all the German plantations and murdered a planter named Dehnke. The bodies of all the murdered persons lie where they fell, permission for the burial of the remains being refused. It is stated that those who lost their lives were all inoffensive, industrious persons, with the exception of Kuntzel. The Suitan bad summoned them to his presence, and disarmed them September 14, the day previous to the massacre, when Kuntzel violently abused the Sultan, thus determining tho fate ot the party. THE C&NSUS. Population of Various Western Cltlei and Town* Auuouucetl. WASHINGTON, Oct 3.—The Census Bureau announces the populations of the following cities.and towns: Illinois—Danville, 11,588; Increase. 3.795. Decatur, 16,841; increase, 7.BU4. Co»mpai£0. 5, 837; increase, 784. Mattoon, 6,839; iucrease 1 W. Paris, 0,048; increase, d7fl. Iflwa-Boone, 6,513; Increase. 3,138. Mai hajltown, 8,308; increase, 3,068. Sious CU* Iflcrease, 30,490. Official census figures give Iow» City, , a population of 5,028. while oaor$ 8,600 people were enumerated by r. A reeouat with faming She Appeals to* Ataet-Km tot Succor, YoiiK, Oct. 1,— An appeal will. Tbe published to-day to the people ot* America from the American committee*: for the relief of fatoine in Ireland. The most trustworthy information from public and private sources in all parts of Ireland is to the effect that the . complete failure of the potato crop makes another great famine practically inev* itablo. The point of actual suffering- from hunger has not yet been reached, but the days of starvation, unless help comes, are not far off. In the last great- famine of 1878-'79 the Irish leaders, Par* nell, Davitt and the others who- voiced the country's appeal for food, pledged themselves never again. to appear as supplicants before the world on behalf of starving Ireland. Bo no appeal has been sent out, and probably none would come from that. source until the situation became desperate and it became no less than criminal any longer to withhold it. A movement is on foot among well-known men not connected with any Irish societies or political bodies to bring to the attention of America the appalling calamity which now throat- ens Ireland before aotual death from hunger has claimed any victims. It has been decided to organize under the name of the American Committee for the Belief of Famine in Ireland. It ia proposed to make its work cover both North and South America. The personnel of the American committee contains the following names: Chairman, Colonel James Grant Wilson; Honorary Chairmen, Rutherford B, Hayes, Grover Cleveland; Vice-Chairmen, James Redpath, George Ehret, Colonel Elliot P. Shepard, James Phillips, Jr.; Treasurer, the New York Sunf, Secretary, Arthur Dudley Vinton. Chauncey M. Depew has accepted the> chairmanship of the sub-committee on transportation. The appeal of the American committee says: "The Irish leaders pledged themselves and their people In 1880 never again to appeal to- America lor aid in time of famine. It their tongues and pens are silent now It is only because they recognize the sanctity of pledges- then given, and not because their need is not great. But the privilege of giving is none the less ouvs, and the duty of aiding our starving brothers Is none the less imperative. It will not do- to watt until the Irish people have prove* the existence of famine by dying by scores for lack of food. Shall men fall dead upon'the public highways because Americans have said: 'We will give relief next month, but not now? 1 Shall children die, wailing with hunger, and skeleton bodies suok in vain at the breasts of mothers dead or dying of starvation because Americans have said: 'We will give by and by; it is too soon now to give.' Let thoss who have never known the extremity of hunger- remember those who starve. There is no time to spare— no time to delay. The Irish peopto need aid now. The American committee ap peals for immediate contributions of money, provisions and clothing." ESCAPED FROM WAUPUN. Jean Paul Soquet, a Notorious Murderer* Gets Away— While Working: on the Prison Farm He Quietly Walks Awar Owing to the Carelessness of the Guard — No Tracta' of Him to Be Fouiirt— Six Trace tiles Attributed to Big Hand. WATJI'UN, Wis., Oct. 1. — Jean Paul Soquet, the Green Bay wife murderer sent to tho penitentiary lor life, has escaped, from the State prison and is probably beyond the reach of the authorities. Tne escape was made Saturday afternoon, the fact having been. carefully suppressed in hopes that. the prisoner would be recaptured, and publicity avoided. Soquet was a* wealthy Brown County farmer, and he» was charged with killing his wife. Since his confinement in the State- prison Soquet ha8 been treated in a surprisingly careless manner considering 7 the desperate character of the man and. the many crimes he had committed. For three months past he has been em*- ployod on the prison farm. Saturday he was digging potatoes under a guard. He asked permission to go> outside the fence surrounding the farm and it was granted. After considerable time had elapsed and the prisoner had not returned the guard decided to look for him. Since that time all the guards have taken a hand at hunting for the- missing man t but in vain. Soquet without doubt is more than a wife-murderer and is the Bender of Wisconsin. No less than six murders are charged to him by the people of Brown County, including his three wives, one of whose bodies he cremated In an oven of his house after killing her. Besides his three wives he is said to have killed his 4-year-old son and the first husband of his third wife. BASE-BALL. Kansas City Wins the Western Aaaocla* tlon Championship. ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 1.— The closest contest in the history of the Western Association ended Tuesday in Kansas City taking the pennant, Minneapolis taking second place and Milwaukee third. The three teams were never more than two or three games apart during the last eight weeks of the season, and Kansas City won by the narrow margin of two victories by beating Minneapolis three straight games September SO, 31 and S3, 'the three contests being witnessed by 88,000 people. The season has been only a fairly profitable one. Minneapolis made S3?,. 000, Kansas City 818,000 and Milwaukee 96,000. One team, Des Moines, dropped out of £he association two months before the season's close, after having lost $0,001). Lincoln took the place and lost 83,000. Denver lost 88,000, Omaha 84,000, Sioux City 87,000 and St. Paul 88,000. _ • SACREONeSS OF SUNDAY. The Indiana Supreme Court HolcU Curry. Ing People to Resort* Is Illegal. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Oct. 1.— The Su* preme Court has just rendered an opinion, in the case of Dugan against the State. The court holds that carrying persons to and from picnic parties on the Sabbath. is not a work of aecessity or charity within the meaning of the statute, and is therefore illegal. An eflort will be made to indict the street-cw cojD and driven? of express waons vhd large otow^a to suburb^

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